The VC Kashmir University Prof Talat Ahmad on Saturday flagged off a week-long awareness cum essential kit distribution program, related to safety against the COVID-19.
The programme organized by the Department of Students Welfare (DSW) University of Kashmir is for the registered orphanages and specially-abled persons of the valley.
While inaugurating the program/campaign Prof. Talat emphasized the need for organizing such pivotal awareness programme in the wake of the present pandemic crisis.
Appreciating the initiative by DSW for organising such program the Vice-Chancellor advised the organizers to also include orphans and especially abled students in other creative activities to keep them engaged in constructive ways and busy while sitting at home during these tough times of COVID-19.
Prof. Raies A Qadri, Dean Students Welfare KU informed that the campaign shall be executed in the 06 districts of the valley which includes Srinagar, Baramulla, Pulwama, Anantnag, Ganderbal and Shopain. The department would create awareness along with the distribution of the necessary essential kits for the defence against COVID-19.
Prof. Qadri further apprised that the programme shall also include experts from different essential service departments who will share important suggestions and experiences to safeguard oneself and their families from the current pandemic.
During the flag-off ceremony, Dr Nisar A Mir, Registrar, KU, Dr Shahid Rasool, Media Advisor KU, Dr Ashraf Ganaie, Head Dept of Endocrinology SKIMS, Prof. Showket Ahmad Shah, Dean Education and other officials of the university were also present.